Level 2 Water Restrictions Information and Product Guide

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Dripline and 'smart' watering systems that include an automated weather adjustment, a rain sensor or a soil moisture sensor are still compliant for a maximum of 15 minutes per day per zone before 10am and after 4pm.

Please refer below for further details;

What is Compliant?

  • Recycled water (through purple pipes), Greywater, rainwater (from tank) and Bore water (some restriction apply) are not affected by the current water restrictions.
  • Watering lawns or gardens with a can or bucket within the above time frames.
  • Drip irrigation for 15 minutes per day, per zone within the above time frames.
  • Smart watering systems that include, or are connected to an automated weather adjustment, a rain sensor or soil moisture sensor for 15 minutes per day, per zone within the above time frames.
  • Watering new turf using a hand held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle and/or sprinklers and watering systems for up to four weeks from installation date whilst adhering to the guide provided by Sydney water.
  • Topping up pools and spas with a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle for a maximum of 15 minutes per day.
  • Wash private vehicles using a bucket or at commercial car washes.
  • Top up your pond using recycled water, greywater, rainwater or bore water (drink water not compliant).

Common FAQ's

What is a smart watering system?
An irrigation system that is controlled by a device that adjusts watering schedules during or after rain automatically. Rain or soil sensors connected to a tap timer or controller create a smart watering system.
Are all tap timers and controllers compatible with a rain sensor?
No. Our Manual tap timers and the Hunter Bluetooth tap timer are not capable of connecting to a sensor.  All our controllers, Galcon 71010BT9001BT and Hunter Nodes include a connection point to a sensor.

Do all controllers need a rain sensor attached to be compliant? 
No. All wifi based controllers have a built in application that can connect to a local weather station which can adjust your programming based on your local weather changes.  These are currently compliant without having a sensor, although we do recommend still attaching a sensor for a more accurate rain reading.

What sensors can you recommend?
Our Hunter Miniclik rain shut-off sensor is an economical choice and will connect to all Hunter devices as well as our Galcon and Node tap timers.
The Hunter Solar Sync is a more sophisticated sensor which is compatible to most Hunter Devices.

If I have dripline do I still need a smart irrigation system? 
No.  Dripline is still allowed in the current water restrictions with out an automated system. 15 minutes per day, per zone.

For further information regarding the Level 2 Water Restrictions, please click here.

Recommend Product Guide.